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Old 04-21-14, 01:51 PM
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No clue, if I did I'd probably be a millionaire.
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Netflix is going to raise prices for new customers, and come to US cable DVRs

Our latest update on how Netflix is doing is here, and buried within the earnings details the company revealed two announcements that have been a long time coming: it's raising prices for new customers, and it is (after years of rumors) going to offer service on cable-provided DVRs in the US soon. The price hike later this quarter will be for new members only and is expected to be a "one or two dollar" increase, while current subscribers will be grandfathered in at their current rates "for a generous time period." The big question for Netflix? Now at 48 million customers strong (37.5 million in the US), can it push through a price hike without the customer losses it experienced the last time it changed pricing? In January it increased prices in Ireland by one euro per month and grandfathered current customers in at their existing price for two years, and says it saw "limited impact" as a result. Netflix executives will take investor's questions live on YouTube in just a few minutes, watch here or check after the break for any interesting details.

As far as a Netflix app on cable boxes, the bad news is that initially it's not going to be on the boxes most of you likely have, but it will start with providers that use TiVo DVRs (Suddenlink and RCN for example, which both already have deals with Netflix and TiVo) and "try" to extend beyond after that. That's similar to how it's rolled out on European services so far, but the US could be tricky. Among the reasons why is Netflix's battle with ISPs over how to deal with the bandwidth it's streams are taking up.

FULL ARTICLE - http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/21/netflix-q1-2014/
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Old 04-22-14, 10:26 AM
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I think Netflix was expecting some kind of backlash toward that.

Turns out most of us were expecting it and are OK with it "within reason"
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It was inevitable Netflix would have to raise prices. All the money they are spending for programming has to come from somewhere. I can't imagine at $8 per subscriber they are actually making money. Especially with their costs continuing to rise.

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Old 04-22-14, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by RichC2
I think Netflix was expecting some kind of backlash toward that.

Turns out most of us were expecting it and are OK with it "within reason"
Bear in mind that the last price increase (when they split disc and streaming) basically doubled the price of the service, and given that current subscribers will be grandfathered in for a while, it seems very reasonable.

I would like to see them get more aggressive with getting and retaining content. They really need to distinguish themselves from Amazon (I've venture 80-90% of their catalog is shared). They also need to make it easier for us to browse the catalog and really find what we're looking for. And they need to allow us to queue titles that aren't available yet, so when they do show up they pop right to the top of the list.

Hopefully the new money goes to all of that and more.
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Even though they don't have nearly as good of a selection as I think they should for streaming, it's a ridiculous bargain considering how little I pay for it each month. If they made a lot more available to stream, I'd fork over more money without hesitation.
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
95% of the time, when I hear someone having problems streaming something, they're using a Blu-ray player or Smart TV. I've never had any luck getting that stuff to work on my Panasonic TV or Sony BD Player. Even if some of your apps are working, others might be outdated. These are usually just tacked on features that aren't well supported.

I'd suggest trying a dedicated streaming device. You can get a refurbed Roku for $35. The latest models are $50-$95 new. I have no doubt you'll have a much better experience using Netflix/Amazon/Vudu/YouTube on that device.
Yeah, I'm using a Blu-ray player--Oppo BDP-93 (oh I'm sure if I bought the new $500+ 103 I'd be fine!). And I could hook something up to get netflix going to my television, but I'm currently not going to. I have been thinking of a Roku and getting Amazon Prime, but I'm getting tired of devices not being compatible and continually being forced to buy something new every year.
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Is Mad Men gone?

Won't load up for me. Says not available to stream.
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Originally Posted by whotony
Is Mad Men gone?

Won't load up for me. Says not available to stream.
I don't know, but some funky stuff is going on with some series in my queue as well. I've been going through "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation", and overnight more than half the seasons of those shows just disappeared.

Hopefully just a temporary glitch. Because crap like this (unexpected yankings of a show I'm in the middle of watching) really sour me towards subscribing to streaming services.
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Don't worry, your show is not gone! Some members are having issues accessing certain content. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue


Netflix twittered that
Old 05-01-14, 02:03 PM
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Don't worry, your show is not gone! Some members are having issues accessing certain content. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue


Netflix twittered that
But I needed to watch episode 22 of Season 3 of 30 Rock NOW!!!!!!!

Old 05-01-14, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by whotony
Is Mad Men gone?

Won't load up for me. Says not available to stream.
relax they give plenty of notice when a tv is going away, they give an entire two weeks , isnt that so customer friendly?
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Originally Posted by Philly30
relax they give plenty of notice when a tv is going away, they give an entire two weeks , isnt that so customer friendly?
2 weeks is a professional courtesy, not a requirement.

But that's nice of them, didn't realize they gave that much of a notice.
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Two weeks for a movie is fine, not for a tv show that is ridiculous
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Yeah, they tried longer, it resulted in protests.
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Got an e-mail from Netflix that current members are now locked in for 2 years at the current price. That's cool.
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Nice of them to keep the same price for 2 more years. It means I won't change back to a disc-including plan, but I rarely watched the discs anyway, and got really annoyed not being able to watch new releases after the studios started implementing the 30-60 day window.
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Can you stream the same show (different episodes) on two different devices?
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I have had one episode watched on one device and then when I turn on my other devices it syncs up and will play the next episode. It remembers where you last were on cross devices if that's what you were wondering?
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Can you stream the same show (different episodes) on two different devices?
Yes and at the same time.
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Netflix is shutting down it's public API support for 3rd party apps. They'll continue to work with a few select developers.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/13/netflix-api-shutdown/

Here's the list of approved applications which will continue to receive support:

Instant Watcher
Fanhattan
Yidio
NextGuide
Flixster
Can I Stream It?
FeedFliks
Instant Watch Browser for Netflix

http://developer.netflix.com/blog/re...lix_Public_API
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I have tried every setting on my BD player and PS3 plus the settings on Netflix but every time I try to stream something the first 4 or 5 minutes start out in 280p and then it slowly works its way up to 1080. Is this normal or is AT&T just fucking with me?
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This is not the case on my PS3 while watching Netflix.
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I have tried every setting on my BD player and PS3 plus the settings on Netflix but every time I try to stream something the first 4 or 5 minutes start out in 280p and then it slowly works its way up to 1080. Is this normal or is AT&T just fucking with me?
How about it being AT&T's normal method of fucking with Netflix?

My ISP isn't one of the ones with a publicized beef with Netflix. Typically, streams start off low-res but work their way up to 1080 in a few seconds. Though I noticed things weren't as smooth when I brought my PS3 when visiting my parents (who have Time Warner). It took a lot longer to ramp up to 1080, and even then the picture quality would keep oscillating from HD to SD (and back again). Maybe it was just a bad time. But it made Netflix pretty much unwatchable for me (though my parents didn't even notice the image quality changes).
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Originally Posted by stvn1974
I have tried every setting on my BD player and PS3 plus the settings on Netflix but every time I try to stream something the first 4 or 5 minutes start out in 280p and then it slowly works its way up to 1080. Is this normal or is AT&T just fucking with me?
My Panasonic BD player is the same way, but on my Roku3 it plays much better. Oddly, the Roku is wireless, but the BD is hardwired to the 'net.

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